28th August 2018
London Leads 23 Cities In Pledge To Cut Waste Sent To Landfill

London Leads 23 Cities In Pledge To Cut Waste Sent To Landfill

23 pioneering cities and regions committed to significantly cut the amount of waste they generate, accelerating them on the path toward zero waste. By signing C40’s Advancing Towards Zero Waste Declaration, these cities and regions have pledged to cut the amount of waste … Continue reading

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14th August 2018
Biffa Invests Over £3m Into Soil Treatment To Help Reduce UK Landfill

Biffa Invests Over £3m Into Soil Treatment To Help Reduce UK Landfill

UK recycling and waste management provider Biffa has invested £500,000 into a new hazardous soil treatment facility at its Merthyr Tydfil plant, to help reduce the amount of contaminated soil disposed of in landfill. It marks the fifth plant of … Continue reading

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6th August 2018
LGA Calls On Manufacturers To Prevent Materials “Hampering Recycling Efforts”

LGA Calls On Manufacturers To Prevent Materials “Hampering Recycling Efforts”

Local Government Association (LGA) analysis suggests that only a third of plastic used by households is recyclable, as it calls on manufacturers to prevent materials entering the environment which “hamper recycling efforts”. The LGA report claims 525,000 tonnes of plastic … Continue reading

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1st August 2018
Welsh Landfill Fire Controlled Following Multi-Agency Response

Welsh Landfill Fire Controlled Following Multi-Agency Response

A multi-agency response was required to control a fire at Withyhedge Landfill near Haverfordwest in Wales last week (27 July).  Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MWWFRS) received the report and has extinguished the flames and the waste … Continue reading

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5th June 2018
Landfilling Plastic Food Packaging Costs Scotland £11m Annually

Landfilling Plastic Food Packaging Costs Scotland £11m Annually

Over 64,000 tonnes of plastic food packaging and plastic bottles is disposed into household residual waste instead of being recycling, costing the country a staggering £11m each year, according to Zero Waste Scotland. The figures have been released today (Tuesday … Continue reading

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22nd May 2018
EU Council Adopts Circular Economy Package

EU Council Adopts Circular Economy Package

The EU Council has today confirmed its formal adoption of the Circular Economy Package, which will set out new rules for waste management and establish new targets for recycling, including the separate collections of textiles and hazardous waste from households. “I … Continue reading

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11th May 2018
Co-op To Trial Deposit Return Scheme At UK Festivals

Co-op To Trial Deposit Return Scheme At UK Festivals

Co-op will become the first UK retailer to launch a deposit and return scheme (DRS) trial with reverse vending machines, as part of its commitment to increase recycling and reduce marine pollution.  The pilot initiative will see the DRS unveiled at … Continue reading

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8th May 2018
Guidance Published On Scotland’s Impending Landfill Ban

Guidance Published On Scotland’s Impending Landfill Ban

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has published guidance on Soctland’s impending biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) ban. From 1 Jan 2021, landfill operators in Scotland will be prohibited from accepting BWM for disposal at any landfill site. A new document … Continue reading

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